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Battling Back: Mojca Finds Profits After Challenges

  Mojca certainly knows her way around a poker table – and how to rake in the chips. She recently finished the 10k Coaching for Profits in the MTT program and is moving up the rankings. And if March is an indicator, she’s will be bringing…

BPC born and raised! -Daniel finishes the €5000 MTT program

Daniel: BPC born and raised! This month we congratulate Daniel for finishing his contract with BPC. Not only did he achieve his goals, he also developed an admirably strong mindest which helped him through some tough times. Every student can…

Battling It Out In Bulgaria: Dragomir Tops Field on Player of the Month Race

For 22-year-old Dragomir, winning the March Player of the Month title was quite a battle. He collected €10,000 Euros in profits throughout the month. The contest came down to Dragomir versus 6maxbottezon (PLO HU) and Alessio Capelli (6-max…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 8, Making Good Folds

Don’t pay off when you know you’re beat. This is one of those tips that’s a lot easier said than done. Even the best players can sometimes make crying calls against their better judgement. As a general rule if your gut is telling you strongly…

Best Bloggers: Jcdianda, Vacinhox, Trickster Voted Winners in Contest

Sharing is caring – and several BestPokerCoaching.com players stood out in March, blogging and sharing success, failure, and everything in between in their blogs. Three BPC students earned Bloggers of the Month for March and take home some…

Recognizing and Dismantling Bots

It has captivated the attention of various news streams over the last few months. Allegations of various poker sites being infested with bots. Non-human players, following pre-decided lines of code, taking money from the player pool. Many players…

Zoom: Playing OOP on the Flop as the Preflop Aggressor

In this article, we’re going to take a look at how our range looks like on the flop as well as planning for the turn and river. In 6-max ZOOM, we need to be very aware of our default strategies and standard lines. To do this, we need to know…

Regulating Online Poker in 2018

So far in 2018 we are witnessing the world of online poker regulation at its most fluid. Much is changing, in both a positive and negative way. The headline news right now is that John Pappas, the long-time Executive Director of the Poker Player’s…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 7, Calculating Equity

Calculating your equity in Omaha is important because it will allow you to effectively determine whether or not a hand is worth pursuing. If you have a slim chance of winning a pot but would be forced to invest a lot of money, there is very…

Breaking Through: Approaching poker with the right mental and physical game

Everyone remembers the “bluff of the century.” Chris Moneymaker remained focused. Heads-up against Sammy Farha, he put his entire shot at the World Series of Poker Main Event title on the line. On a board of [9s 2d 6s 8s], Moneymaker moved…

Getting More Women to the Poker Table

Poker has done some hand wringing in the past about “the woman question”. Vegas marketing execs have been puzzling over it for decades and the largely male populations of 2+2 and other pokery parts of the internet have been speculating pretty…

Coach Kazor: building a team of PLO piranhas

In a poker scene that features online and live tournament and cash games around the globe, Pot Limit Omaha has become one of the most popular forms of poker. From big buy-in events at the World Series of Poker to nosebleed-level cash games at…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 6, Thoughts on Bet Sizing

Bet sizing in Omaha is both easy and difficult at the same time. Since the game forces players to make limited bets by the default betting rules, you won’t often run into huge pots. With the smaller size of an average pot comes smaller bet…

The Poker Book of the Future

The poker book is at a crisis point according to Daniel Negreanu, who recently went to far as to suggested that the book is dead as far as poker is concerned, saying that Twitch was the place to be – “More engaging and entertaining than…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 5, Postflop Basics

After reading our Beginner’s PLO Pre-flop Strategy Guide you have (hopefully) found yourself in a good position, playing a quality PLO starting hand with a reasonably small pot – what now?? Pot-limit Omaha is a game of draws, re-draws…

The most famous Bluff on television

During the FullTilt Million Dollar “Durrrr” Challenge one of the best PLO and NLHE players of the world sat down with not-so professional business man who happened to play some poker. The result is legendary. Sammy “Any Two” George…

Zoom: Building Our Preflop Open Ranges

First, let’s talk about what makes a good ZOOM player. If you’re more of an exploitative player that enjoys table selecting and game dynamics, you’ll most likely prefer regular tables. If you love high-volume, strategic battles, however,…

The Million Dollar Durrrr Challenge

The online version of the Durrrr Challenge was in full swing while poker was at its absolute high and all over the media. Mainstream networks televised poker shows on a weekly or even daily basis, newspapers portrayed the stars of the scene…

BPC Member Blog of the Month

Click, click, click, type, type, type – publish. Three hard-working BestPokerCoaching.com students have won the new Blogger of the Month for February and take home a bit of cool CFP points. The contest is simple – each CFP student must…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 4, Basic Preflop Strategy

This article is not a preflop guide to Pot Limit Omaha (PLO). This article is to be used in addition to preflop hand guides and will present a few random preflop concepts seen in PLO. Some of the concepts presented in this article are: limping…

The Durrrr Challenge or how a genius media coup can go completely wrong

If you have not lived under a rock somewhere on an island you should have heard of the Durrrr challenge. This challenge was one of the most famous and most talked off poker coup of the last year. What could be pictured as the perfect marketing…

Zoom: Let's Talk About Variance

I think it’s about time we talk about the real nature of variance when playing 6-max ZOOM. As games get tougher, even on regular 6-max tables, the swings become more noticeable and win rates inevitably go down. This is one of the reasons…

Exploiting Population Hotspots

We’ll start with the assumption that the reader already appreciates the value of exploitative play relative to equilibrium solutions (i.e GTO play), which in truth, might not be the case. The relation is simple, exploitative play is all that…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 3, Starting Hands

In the first two lessons, I gave a few guidelines on how to approach most PLO games. I will now discuss some of the most profitable starting hands in this game and a few suggestions about whether and how to play them. When reading this, keep…